Summary of public comments received on the approach for a subset of petroleum substances prioritized during categorization

Offical title: Summary of public comments received on the approach for a subset of petroleum substances prioritized during categorization

Comments on the Approach for a Subset of Petroleum Substances that were prioritized during Categorization as part of the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP) were provided by Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association (CCSPA), and the Canadian Fuels Association (CFA).

A summary of comments and responses from the Government of Canada is included below, organized by topic:

1. Proposed approach

Summarized comment Summarized response
The proposed approach provides a useful framework for future assessments of closely-related substances under Phase 3 of the Chemicals Management Plan (CMP).   Noted.

2. Consultation and stakeholder engagement

Summarized comment Summarized response
There is interest in providing comments on future draft assessments that will be based on the Approach for a Subset of Petroleum Substances Prioritized during Categorization. All draft screening assessments are published in the Canada Gazette for a 60-day public comment period. The public comment period provides interested parties with an opportunity to provide feedback on the assessment. This information is available on the CMP web pages in the List of substances in the third phase of CMP (2018-2020): December 2018 update
A stakeholder does not agree with the final screening assessment conclusions for natural gas condensates (NGCs) and petroleum refinery gasses (PRGs) – including Site Restricted PRGs, Industry Restricted PRGs, and Liquefied Petroleum Gasses. However, the stakeholder accepts the PRG and NGC risk assessment conclusions, and is interest in continued collaborations with the Government of Canada to develop risk management approaches that are protective, reasonable, and proportional to the risk of public exposure from fugitive emissions of PRGs and NGCs near petroleum refineries.   The Government of Canada is committed to consulting extensively with all affected stakeholders when developing risk management options.
The opportunity to provide input on the proposed approach is appreciated.   Noted.
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